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Giulia Resteghini

MA work

I am fascinated by the ways in which dreams and particularly nightmares intrude upon our waking world and linger there, unsettling a familiar connection with our surroundings. My recent lithographs and drawings explore those moments of heightened perception that can follow a vivid dream or nightmare. I try to capture the instant before the dream escapes into daylight. There is often a sense of disquiet, claustrophobia and an undercurrent of foreboding. It is never certain whether an event is about to take place or has already happened. This sort of ambiguity creates the peculiar tension in the works and reflects something of the complex nature of the dreams themselves.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Printmaking, 2009

  • I am fascinated by the ways in which dreams and particularly nightmares intrude upon our waking world and linger there, unsettling a familiar connection with our surroundings. My recent lithographs and drawings explore those moments of heightened perception that can follow a vivid dream or nightmare. I try to capture the instant before the dream escapes into daylight. There is often a sense of disquiet, claustrophobia and an undercurrent of foreboding. It is never certain whether an event is about to take place or has already happened. This sort of ambiguity creates the peculiar tension in the works and reflects something of the complex nature of the dreams themselves.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University, 2004; BA (Hons) Modern Languages, University of Oxford, 1997
  • Exhibitions

  • The Quiet House, South Square Gallery, Bradford, 2009; The Sketch Show, Jealous, London, 2009; The Open West, Summerfield Gallery, Gloucestershire, 2009; Sitting Room, Alsager Gallery, Manchester, 2008
  • Awards

  • First prize, John Norris Wood Natural Forms Drawing Prize, 2008; First prize, 20/21 British Art Fair Prize, 2008; Jerwood Drawing Prize, 2004